Whether it’s a complex of thunderstorms, or a possible decaying hurricane, we’re a safe bet this year to see significant rainfall across the area. The summer has been above average with precipitation, so why would we deviate from that trend going into the fall?
Take a look at the Hydrological Prediction Center’s precipitation outlook for this week. Depending on Gustav’s track, we’ll be in line for heavy rainfall and unseasonably cooler temperatures. Right now the computer model guidance places the heaviest rainfall across SE OK and SW AR.
We’re going to have a beautiful Labor Day with highs in the mid to upper 80′s and lower 90′s; however, expect the high clouds to increase from the southeast in advance of Gustav. Rain and storms ramp up late Tuesday into Wednesday; and will likely linger throughout the rest of the week.
The WRF shows Gustav and a cold front merging together over our area toward the middle of the week. These two features will really help to keep the clouds and rain going.